The Art and Appeal of Dried Flower Arrangements

The Art and Appeal of Dried Flower Arrangements

Tired of throwing away and replacing limp flowers every other week? Wishing your home could be perpetually bursting with blooms? 

Well, there's a new trend in town! 

Dried flower arrangements are taking the design world by storm. These aren't your grandma's dusty potpourri.

Today's dried flowers are a chic and sustainable way to bring everlasting beauty and warmth into your space. They come in stunning colours, textures, and shapes, offering endless possibilities for creating unique and eye-catching arrangements.

But where do you even begin? With this blog, of course. 

Blooms that last a Lifetime (Almost!)

Unlike fresh flowers, which wilt and fade after a week or two, dried flower arrangements can last for months, even years, with proper care! This makes them a fantastic choice for busy folks who don't have time for flower maintenance. 

Dried flower arrangements are exactly what they sound like – flowers that have been carefully preserved through drying techniques. This process removes moisture from the blooms, allowing them to retain their shape and colour. 

Some dried flowers are dyed bright colours to add more oomph to dry flower bouquets. 

Why We Love Them?

  • Sustainable Style. Unlike fresh flowers that wilt and need replacing, dried flowers are a fantastic eco-friendly choice. They reduce waste and showcase nature's beauty in a long-lasting way.
  • Endless Creativity. From soft, romantic hues to bold and dramatic pops of colour, dried flowers offer various textures, shapes, and sizes. This allows for endless creative possibilities when designing arrangements to suit any style.
  • Low-Maintenance Beauties. Forget constant watering and fretting over wilting petals! Dried flowers require minimal upkeep. Just dust them lightly occasionally and keep them out of direct sunlight to enjoy their beauty for a long time.
  • Perfect for Busy Lifestyles. Who has time for constant flower care in our fast-paced lives? Dried flowers are a lifesaver for busy bees. They bring long-lasting beauty without demanding daily attention.

Best Dried Flowers for Your Arrangements

Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favourite dried flowers for creating stunning arrangements. 

  • Everlasting Flowers. These beauties, like strawflowers and celosia, hold their vibrant colours and shape for extended periods, making them a fantastic choice for long-lasting arrangements.
  • Grasses & Textural Elements. Pampas grass, bunny tails, phalaris, and feathery reeds add a touch of whimsy and texture to any arrangement.
  • Dried Fruits & Pods. For an added touch of nature's bounty, consider incorporating dried seed pods, rosehips, or even slices of dried orange or lemon for a rustic charm and a pop of colour.
  • Hydrangeas. Preserved hydrangeas offer a touch of luxury with their full, fluffy blooms in a wide range of stunning colours.
  • Billy Buttons. These adorable little spheres come in a variety of colours and add a touch of playfulness to your arrangement.
  • Lavender. With its calming scent and beautiful purple hue, dried lavender brings a touch of French farmhouse charm to your home.

Pro-Tips for Dried Flower Arrangements

Ready to create your own dried flower masterpiece? Here are some handy tips to get you started. 

  • Gently Does It. Dried flowers can be delicate, so handle them with care when arranging.
  • Trim and Clip. Use sharp floral shears to trim stems to your desired length and remove any brown or damaged bits.
  • Start Simple. If you're new to dried flowers, begin with a smaller arrangement and build your confidence from there.
  • Structure First. Begin by placing taller elements like pampas grass or large blooms towards the back of your vase. This will provide a base for the rest of your arrangement.
  • Layer & Build. Gradually add smaller flowers, textural elements like feathers, and filler flowers throughout your arrangement. Play with different heights, colours, and textures to create a balanced and visually interesting design.
  • Less is More. Don't overcrowd your vase. A looser, more natural look is often more aesthetically pleasing with dried flowers.
  • Embrace Imperfection. Dried flowers' natural imperfections add to their charm. Don't strive for a perfectly symmetrical look—let the arrangement flow organically.
  • Think Outside the Vase. Dried flowers aren't just for vases! Consider using them in wreaths, wall hangings, or even incorporated into decorative pillows.
  • Gather Inspiration. Browse magazines and online resources, or visit Terra Plants & Flowers to see stunning dried flower arrangements and spark your creativity.

Ready to Create Dried Flower Bouquets?

Head over to Terra Plants & Flowers

We have a fantastic selection of dried flowers and all the inspiration you need to design your own show-stopping arrangement. 

Our friendly staff is always happy to help you choose the perfect blooms and answer any questions.

Plus, we offer same-day delivery in the Ottawa area! 

So, why wait? 

H4: Bring the beauty and sustainability of dried flowers into your home today!